Monthly Archives: January 2016

What’s New — Should the Pill be Accessible Without a Doctor?

On January 1, Oregon became the first state to offer contraceptive patches and pills without a doctor’s prescription. A bill allowing California to do the same was signed into law in 2013 but has yet to be implemented, while Washington … Continue reading

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What’s New — Voluminous Vessels

You can tell awards season is in full swing by the red carpets, the glamourous gowns, the ropy arms … wait, the what? It’s hard to miss the rail-thin arms of celebs such as Madonna, Angelina Jolie and Julie Bowen sticking … Continue reading

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What’s New — Tattoo You

So you want a tattoo, but you’re too timid to get a permanent tramp stamp. You’re considering a temp tat, such as henna, because they’re harmless, right? Not exactly. That temporary tattoo could lead to permanent health issues. The potentially adverse … Continue reading

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What’s New — What it’s Like Living With Alzheimer’s Disease

In the 2014 movie Still Alice, Julianne Moore plays a prominent linguistics professor diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. After leaving her position at Columbia University and struggling with how to live with the disease, she gives a moving speech … Continue reading

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What’s New — 6 Conditions Your Hair Says About Your Health

Are you finding more hair in the drain than on your head? Are your lovely locks suddenly brittle and breaking, limp and lifeless? Why are you plucking more greys than the week before? Your hairdresser knows for sure, as does … Continue reading

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What’s New — Are You An Alcoholic?

Chances are you raised a glass of something bubbly during a toast to a Happy New Year. Chances are you followed that toast with a resolution to make the year ahead better than the one before. And chances are one … Continue reading

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What’s New — What Your Urine Colour Means

You do it several times a day but rarely give it a second thought, yet it can tell you so much about the state of your health. The various colours of your urine indicate everything from dehydration to disease, so … Continue reading

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